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Army Form C.2118
17th Bn The Welsh Regt
July 1917

July 1917
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GONNELIEU        Right Subsector
22/7

Battalion in Front Line. Both Coy. fronts patrolled at night. A search party was sent from the left Coy. front to endeavour to find the missing men of precious night's patrol, but without success.


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23/7

Battalion in Front Line. NO MAN'S LAND patrolled at night and hostile wire examined.


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24/7

Battalion in Front Line. During night 24/25 the enemy heavily bombarded our Right Coy front - about 1 am - with rifle grenades & aerial darts for about 5 minutes - followed by 3 minutes intense bombardment with gas shells. H.E. & rifles grenades & aerial darts. Casualties 2 Officers - LIEUT D.K. WALTERS and 2/Lt R.S.R.DAVID and 11 O.R. were slightly gassed. 1 O.R. killed and 1 O.R. wounded.


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25/7

Battalion in Front Line - Inter-company relief, night of 25/26th D Coy relieved A on the right and C Coy relieved B Coy on the Left. Patrolling at night as usual.


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26/7

Battalion in Front Line. Patrolling whole Battalion front as usual at night


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27/7

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28/7

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29/7

Battalion in Front Line. About 6 pm a prisoner was captured about R. 27 b. 5.1 by L/Cl Rogers No 26388 of C Coy. The prisoner was a signaller - L/Corpl - who had mistaken ou line for his own. On night 29/30 July the Battalion was relieved by the 18th Welsh and on completion of relief moved back into Brigade Reserve, takin over billets from the 12th S.W.B.

The dispositions of the companies was as follows:-----








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